As I continue to listen through the Bible, I came across a verse in Exodus Last month that really stood out to me.
“But Moses told the people, ‘Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the Lord rescue you today. The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again. The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.'”
Exodus 14:13-14 NLT
He will fight for you! What does that mean? What does that look like? Does it mean that he will take away the obstacles in your view? Does it mean he will take the struggle? Does it mean everything in your life will always be good? What if the struggle doesn’t go away? What if you still feel like you are losing the battle?
To understand God a little better we must understand the context of the scripture- why it was written, who it was for at the time, and the circumstances the scripture was about.
The Lord had just delivered the Israelites from the hands of Pharaoh and the Egyptians. They had been their slaves for around 430 years. The people had been walking in the wilderness toward the Red Sea. In the meantime, God had hardened Pharaoh’s heart and so he decided to take his men and pursue them. So here Moses is talking to the people and reassuring them because they thought that they were going to die in the wilderness at the hands of the Egyptians, and to them, their previous life of slavery would have been better. He tells them that God himself will fight for them. All they have to do is be silent, or as the NLT say, stay calm.
Do you need reassuring? Do you feel as though you’re in the middle of a losing battle? Or as though you’ve been walking in the wilderness with no end in sight? Take comfort! He WILL fight for you! He will go to battle for YOU- trust Him. He is the only one who can see the whole battle.
He is the God who rescues. That’s what He does. You have to remain unafraid, stand still, and be calm! He is always in control and never shaken off of his throne by anything this world throws at us.